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US factories desperate for workers, CFOs are super upbeat, which counties have the highest job concentrations in pet care services, and more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Monday

US factories desperate for workers, even as ranks of jobless remains high


The surge we’ve been hoping for is here: Business activity soars for manufacturing and services in Texas



"Cars are 2021's toilet Paper" - US Automakers Report Blowout First Quarter


Newspapers can't depend on retail advertisers to survive.  What they should do instead.


Bidenomics, explained.

The tenor, pace, and scope of Biden’s economic programs proposals, and the muted nature of the ideological opposition, suggest that we’ve entered a new policy paradigm — much as when FDR took office in 1933 or Ronald Reagan in 1981. Every President comes in with a laundry list of initiatives, but once every few decades a President comes in with a new philosophy for what policy should look like. And that is happening now.

The US has its own supply-chain crisis brewing as dozens of cargo ships remain stuck off the coast of LA waiting to dock


CFOs haven’t been this upbeat about the economy since 2018: CNBC survey

The CNBC Global CFO Council survey for Q1 2021 shows a level of economic confidence from chief financial officers across the globe that hasn’t been this high since 2018, and fears of the risk from Covid to their business outlook cut in half from just a quarter ago.

The Conference Board Consumer 'Confidence Index' Surged in March


Washington has supplied the dollars to save small businesses, but local leaders need to supply the strategy


The daily nap will soon vanish for millions of workers.  Or will it?


Which counties have the highest job concentrations in pet care services and pet supply stores?

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Dane Carlson

Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County. Previously: Founded, ran and sold the world's first blog network for entrepreneurs.